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Substitute Senate Bill No. 427

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-80

AN ACT CONCERNING RECYCLING OF CERTAIN MATERIALS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may issue a general permit for a category of processing or beneficial use of solid waste when used in a manufacturing process to make a product or as an effective substitute for a commercial product, provided: (1) Such permit does not allow an activity for which an individual permit has been issued; (2) the issuance of the general permit is not inconsistent with the requirements of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; (3) the solid wastes included in the category are proposed for the same or substantially similar operations and have the same or similar physical character and chemical composition; (4) the solid wastes included in the category are proposed for the same or substantially similar beneficial use or processing activities; and (5) the commissioner finds that the activities in the category can be adequately regulated using standardized conditions without harming or presenting a threat of harm to public health and safety or the environment. The commissioner's authority to issue a general permit shall not apply to the reuse of hazardous waste as defined in section 22a-115, as amended. The issuance of the general permit shall be governed by procedures established in subsection (q) of sections 22a-208a of the general statutes, as amended. The general permit may require any person or municipality proposing to conduct any activity under a general permit to register such activity on a form prescribed by the commissioner.

Sec. 2. (NEW) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall inform municipal governments of any procedures used by said commissioner to provide credit to municipalities for the recycling of grass clippings and for the recycling of spoiled vegetable food collected from retail food stores.

Approved May 8, 1996. Effective October 1, 1996.

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